Nine Palaces Acupuncture - The Methods’ Theory and its Clinical Application

Nine Palaces Acupuncture - The Methods’ Theory and its Clinical Application
Nine Palaces Acupuncture - The Methods’ Theory and its Clinical Application

Prof. Feng Ning Han

5-9 July 2019
10AM-6PM (day 1); 9AM-6PM (day 2-4); 9AM-2PM (day 5)


The Nine Palaces Acupuncture is based on the two mystic diagrams “He-Tu“ and “Luo-Shu“. The legend says that emperor Fu Xi discovered the “He-Tu“, “the plan of the yellow river“, on the back of a dragonhorse. It describes the so-called pre-heaven arrangement and shows a magic square that is subdivided into fields numbering from 1 to 9, of which also the numeric scheme of the 5 phases originates.

According to the principle that the macrocosmos mirrors the microcosmos, the nine palaces method can be applied, depending on the symptoms, for treatments of the whole body, as well as for just an affected part, like the spinal column, or a body region with skin lesions or hair loss. It is also used in abdominal acupuncture.

The aim of this method is balancing deficiency and excess. A weak area is tonified by treating another corresponding area, located on a diagonal, horizontal or vertical axis. In this way perfect harmony on Zang-Fu level shall be achieved and local structures shall be regenerated.

The system is very flexible, so that therapists may easily combine the nine palaces acupuncture with other acupuncture methods. The synergies optimize the success of treatment.

During these 5 course days, as first the theoretical background of daoistic thinking will be explained. Based on this, in the following days, the focus will be on the techniques of the nine palace acupuncture in theory and practice. For a better understanding, cases of patients will be presented and discussed.

If you are interested, there is the possibility of an internship at Dr. Feng Ning Han´s clinic in China.

This course will be translated from Chinese to English (easy understandable English).

About the lecturer

Prof. Feng Ning Han was born in Hangzhou in 1948 as one of the two sons of Dr. Feng Da Qi. This family of doctors’ practices certain daoistic acupuncture styles which were further developed over several generations. Dr. Feng Ning Han applied them in his daily work during the last roughly 50 years as an acupuncture doctor. Already at the age of 14, he began to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from his father. He accompanied him at home visits, assisted him at treatments and practiced Qigong and Taijiquan with him in the mornings. At the age of 19, he began to study TCM at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) in Hangzhou. After finishing his studies, he ran the acupuncture department of the “railway hospital” in Hangzhou for more than 20 years, until he officially retired. Since his retirement he still continues working part-time at the “Tong Jun Tang TCM clinic” in Hangzhou.

Moreover he has been teaching his methods to Chinese and Western students at the ZCMU in China and became also a popular lecturer in Western countries, such as in Germany and at universities in the USA.


University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Campus Rheinbach

Von-Liebig-Straße 20

53359 Rheinbach


English (translated from Chinese)
€ 640

special discount price for students from International Lectures.

You can register by email (English) via this link. You will receive an answer within three days.

You can also register with us via email via this link. We will then send your registration to the SGTCM. They will then complete the registration.

Required knowledge

Basic TCM.

Target group

Acupuncturists, student acupuncture.

Accredited by

Accredited by AGTCM and by the SGTCM School.

The AGTCM accreditation is taken over for members of Zhong.

Students from the Netherlands and Belgium must apply personally for accreditation with their professional organization prior to the course. If an organization has granted accreditation, we will state this at this location.

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